Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, July 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor guarantees clean beaches for the vacationers  

Playas limpias

Garantiza Juan Carrillo a vacacionistas

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de julio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

Homage to Hymn composers in special City Council session 

Galardonan a autores del Himno

 En sesión de Cabildo

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ISLA MUJERES, 10 de julio.-
Leer más.Full article at thislink..

Community kitchen expansion on mainland

Más comedores comunitarios

 Gestiona Juan Carrillo con Federación

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de julio.-
Leer más...Full article at this link 
 The Community Dining room on the mainland, which provides meals for people with limited resources will be expanded to caring for more than 400 people. They are committed to providing healthy, high quality food, made by loving hands, served daily to the people who come to the dining room 

Monitoring buoys and safety at the beaches  

Revisan seguridad en las playas

 Por el periodo vacacional

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ISLA MUJERES, 9 de julio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.

  The Civil Protection Department will be monitoring the beaches and the buoy line to ensure the safety of swimmers and visitors in general. The buoy line was repaired after it was broken recently. Sometime visitors hang onto the buoy line and some boats tie to the line, which can cause damage, and the lifeguards try to prevent this. Officials are planning to relocate the buoy line farther out, since the beach has grown in one section, which was previously eroded. They will also be reviewing the entire buoy line. Thousands of visitors are expected to visit the beaches daily during the summer holiday season.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

This is an invitation to register kids for a day camp that has sports, educational activities, recreation,  and field trips for 250p for the first child and 125 after that, from 8a-1p, July 24-Aug 11 for kids 6-14.

This is an invitation to a workshop offering information and opportunities for small business owners & people who want to start a microbusiness.

There is a video inviting young people to participate in the el Premio la Juventud, with cash prizes, in various areas, to recognize the young leaders of the island.

Guaranteeing clean beaches during the summer vacation period
 The Mayor is commited to keeping the beaches clean and recognizes the importance of this, and expresses his appreciation to Zofemat and others for helping. Guadalupe Martinez Marques of the Isla Mujeres Hotels Association said there are attractive discounts for visitors, and they anticipate an occupancy rate of 80%, mostly Mexican tourists, which will benefit the economy of the families of the municipality.

    The traffic police are putting up No Parking signs, painting curbs, and designating public parking at la Casa de la Cultura (on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.). This is being done in response to citizen requests & upon instructions from the Mayor to maintain vehicular order downtown. They started at Juarez Avenue & Nicolas Bravo street.
       Jose Carlos Pech Pat, director of the Policia Transito Municipal, said the Breathalyzer program will be in force during the summer vacation period.
(FYI....Red curbs mean No Parking. Yellow curbs mean Drop off & Pick up Only. A slash thru an E means No Parking.)

The City Council honored the authors of Himno a Quintana Roo


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

City of Isla Mujeres will have to proceed legally against SIRESOL 
- http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/ayuntamiento-de-isla-mujer…/
 Although the Mayor of the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun) is the administrator for a budget of 62 million pesos, he argues that there is no money to pay Isla Mujere the 9 million pesos debt owed for use of the landfill. Councilman for the PRD party, Carlos Gamboa Ortiz, said that at the next Council session he will initiate the procedure for collection of this debt, and will continue with legal measures to obtain a judicial order.

There is a video of students from the Wozniak Institute, a military school in Chetumal, talking about a project called "Beach Environmental Awareness". They're explaining the importance of not littering and not polluting the coasts and beaches where marine flora & fauna live, as well as about recycling, re-purposing, and reusing. This took place at the Tortugranja of Isla Mujeres. 

There's a photo of officials at a press conference for the third edition of the Open Waters swim "#IslaTolsa"

The fifth Volunquest English summer camp has started.
Arranca la 5ª edición del Campamento de Verano de Inglés VolunQuest - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/arranca-la-5a-edicion-del-…/

Former Isla Mujeres Mayor, Jorge Cardenas Bazan plans to proceed legally against Claudia Romanillos and Roberto Borge concerning the 3000 square meters of coastal property.

Whale shark tour operators still waiting for CONANP  to redistribute permits
    They say they are in a difficult situation because are still waiting for CONANP to redistribute the permits, and meanwhile PROFEPA inspectors have increased their activities. Supposedly CONANP is waiting for the opinion of the Harbor Master. (who recently inspected the boats that received permits because some of them are not operational or out of compliance & CONANP plans to redistribute those permits.)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Protecting 372 sea turtle nests 
Protegen 372 nidos de tortuga [+] Ver masFull article at this link
July 10 So far this turtle nesting season, as of this weekend, 372 nests have been rescued and are incubating at the Tortugranja facility. Last year a total of 508 nests were protected, from the three species which lay on the beaches of Isla Mujeres, loggerheads, hawksbills, and greens. The majority of nests are for the green turtles, and about 20 are loggerheads.
    Hundreds of tourists visit the Tortugranja facility daily and can view the nests, and the first hatchlings have hatched. There are young turtles on temporary exhibition, in order to raise awareness about their conservation and protection.
     Regarding observing the female turtles who are nesting on the beaches facing the Caribbean sea, the head of the Tortugranja,  Deline Garcia Canto, said to never bother them, do not take photos using the flash, and do not let pets approach them because they will be frightened and return to the sea.
    Most of the eggs are being collected at the beach by the "hanger by the airfield" and near colonia Guadalupania.  Volunteers and Tortugranja staff monitor the beaches nightly. In the past, there have been two season when more than a thousand nests were protected, and more than 150,000 baby turtles were released. The park rangers at Isla Contoy also release sea turtles, and also at the Isla Blanca beach.

Homage to the creators of the Hymn to Quintana Roo 
Homenaje a creadores del Himno a Quintana Roo.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Homage was paid at a special session of the City Council to the composers.

SESA came to offer promises  
Llegan de la Sesa sólo para ofrecer promesas [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Citizens are complaining that the State Department of Health is not keeping is promises regarding the Isla Mujeres Community Hospital, although the head of this district, Homero Leon Perez, came to the island on Friday to give further assurances and promises. He admitted that an X Ray technician has not yet been hired, and said that contracts are being drawn up to hire one and they are waiting for a confirmation and signature. He said he is aware that this service has been lacking for three months, and expects it to be available by July 16th. 

Man arrested for allegedly being drunk and disorderly 
Detienen a sujeto ebrio por alterar el orden público. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  The suspect, PLC, 65, originally from Chiapas, was arrested by the police on bicycles in colonia Salina Grande for allegedly being drunk and disorderly. He was allegedly attacking bystanders, while in a state of drunkeness, and disturbing the peace. These actions are a response to citizen requests "to maintain a safe municipality for the families. this is a result of the police patrols that are monitoring the area of Salina Grande and the other patrols that keep a close watch on the island."
       The municipal government is trying to stop the high incidence of robberies in rooms and tourist houses in recent months, a phenomenon that was had not been reflected in the statistics released by officials and NGO's.  

North Beach: Among the ten best in the world 
Playa Norte, entre las diez mejores del mundo. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

 For the second consecutive year, Playa Norte has been ranked in the top 10 in a list of traveler's favorites around the world, by TripAdvisor. Playa Norte was ranked at #7. Three years ago it was ranked at 12 in the world, last year at #8, and this year at #7. Playa Norte has had the White Flag designation for three years, together with Playa Centro which has the Blue Flag distinction, which indicate that both are being monitored and inspected for water quality and other criteria.
   Por Esto notes that unfortunately, Isla Mujeres still lacks a public beach because currently they all have concessions. There is an old fight for this issue concerning Playa Centro, aka the Posada Beach, which goes back to 2003 and continues.

Young women to lead the PAN Steering Committee  
Joven mujer encabeza el comité directivo del PAN [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Yasminda Medina Arizmendi was elected as head the Municipal Steering Committee (CDM) for the PAN party for the 2017-2019 period, replacing Rodrigo Guzmán Cauich Pool. Other members of the Committee are Romel Basto, Viridiana Euan, Miguel Mateo, Anadelta González, Gustavo Velázquez, Martha Alcocer, Kelvin Chablé, Romi Calderón and Jesús Velázquez.

Reactivation of Community Dining Rooms  
Reanudan el programa de comedores comunitarios[+] Ver masFull article at this link 
     This is about the Community Dining Room program in the Continental Zone which provides meals for people without many resources.

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July Events
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July 2 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square 

July 4, Tuesday   Blue Flag raising ceremony on Playa Centro. Independence Day in the US.

                                                                    Sunset ~7:30
July  8   7:14
July 9   8:01
July 10  8:46
July 11  9:30
July 12  10:11
July 13  10:52 
July 14   11.32
Dates haven't been announced yet for the Maya Riviera Film Festival, which usually presents films in Isla Mujeres at the Posada beach (Playa Centro).

 July 9, Sunday 5:30 procession from Maritime Terminal to Town Square church carrying the  Divino Niño Jesús icon

July 9 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 10 Monday 8p procession thru the streets with the Divino Niño Jesús icon, followed by entertainment on the Square. Their festival will take place July 10-20 and will include shows for children, dances, performances by local artists & academies, and fireworks, as well as prayers, praises, nightly Masses, laying on of hands, and other religious activities.

July 16 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 20-23 Thurs-Sun Whale Shark Festival  LINK to Fb page. To website.

July 23 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

July 30 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

August 5 Women's Fishing Tournament Dorada del Caribe (New date)
August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament (New date)

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